Selecting a Lawn Care Service

Maintaining an attractive lawn can be an overwhelming task for some homeowners lacking turfgrass management training. Professional turfgrass managers often spend years becoming educated on turfgrass management. They also attend continuing education programs to keep up to date on the latest management techniques. Professionals understand that creating a quality lawn requires a general knowledge of soil types, fertilizers, mowing heights, irrigation and insect, disease and weed management.

For individuals wanting a quality lawn but not wanting to invest the time to learn the art of turfgrass science, hiring a lawn care service may be an option. Services provided by lawn care companies allow homeowners to enjoy more leisure time while enjoying a well-maintained yard.

Selecting a lawn care service to maintain your lawn can be a difficult task. There are numerous companies located throughout most urban areas that provide lawn care services. The types of services these companies offer will vary and may include mowing, fertilizing and pest control. To learn more about your options, be sure to read HGIC 1222, Selecting a Lawn Care Service before you begin shopping for a lawn care service.

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